Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: July 2015 Check-In

It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again.

Me, My Debt and My Discover Card

By the time I left Alabama, I had run the card up to $6,000.

Six Months of Austerity

I decided to give up my great Brooklyn apartment to go live in the suburbs rent-free with my (amazing) aunt while I get my financial sh*t together.

The Life-Altering Decisions We Let 17-Year-Olds Make About Loans

“Sallie Mae can take care of it,” my high school guidance counselor told me. “Or the bank. You’ll get the loans you need and they you’ll pay them back. It’s not a big deal. Everyone does it.”

‘The Road To Character Is Often Paved With Family Money’

“The Department of Education makes it hard for you, and ugly. But it is possible to survive the life of default.”

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: May 2015 Check-in

It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again.

First of May, First of May, Brand-New Budget Starts Today

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: April 2015 Check-in

It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again.

“Sometimes all you can do is take the loan & worry about consequences later”

Be sure to use the magic words, which can make a collection agency go away.

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: March 2015 Check-in

It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again.

President Obama and the Student Aid Bill of Rights

It’s been almost a month since President Obama spoke about improving college education opportunities during his State of the Union address, and now we have a new development: on March 10, the White House released a Fact Sheet on the new Student Aid Bill of Rights: Taking Action to Ensure Strong Consumer Protections for Student Loan Borrowers.

Giving Up a House to Pay Off $63,000 in Credit Card Debt

Sleepless nights. A knot in the pit of the stomach. A gnawing sense of unease.

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: February 2015 Check-in

Tackling that debt.

Strikes, Walk Outs, & Other Old Answers To Today’s Higher Ed Problems

“‘In reality, many of us will never come close to paying off these debts.'”

What’s Student Loan Debt Preventing You From Doing? A Lot of Things

Nicole wrote yesterday that the reason she’s not a homeowner is because owning a home means building a life together with someone else, and she’s still waiting for the right person to come along. At the same time Nicole’s post went up, the Associated Press reported that student debt is one of the biggest factors that’s preventing young people from buying homes.